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Re: Art Boards Gesso???

That would be great -> even greater if it proves to be useful. I would
definitely order from them! Yes, I agree about usual acrylic gesso
rejecting gum -> I had the same experience, that's why I'm looking for
something else. The best working acrylic gesso was Daler Rowney System 3
gesso (w/ calcium carbonate addition) but it wasn't as good as I wanted it
to be...

I have used oil paint (albeit quite thick consistency). What oil is used
in lithography ink? AFAIK, linseed oil in usual oil paints is harmful to
paper fibers (due to acids?)


6 Ekim 2008, Pazartesi, 5:12 pm tarihinde, Keith Gerling yazmış:
> I haven't used this particular product, but I am interested in trying
> it.  I am especially drawn by this statement: "Its balance is
> carefully formulated to have more refined dry solids and less acrylic
> polymers. "  Most acrylic gessoes produces a "plasticky" finish that
> rejects gum emulsion.  Adding additional marble powder to other
> gessoes has resulted in flaking and peeling.
> Loris, are you using lithography ink or oil paint?  The stiff ink that
> is used in print work should not cause oil stains (at least I have
> never seen this).
> I am attempting to print some large oilprints on aluminum.  For me,
> the rigid surface makes the oiling process far easier.  Mistakes can
> be "erased" with mineral spirits.
> On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 3:56 AM, Loris Medici <mail@loris.medici.name>
> wrote:
>> I found a product which sounds interesting for those who want to print
>> gum
>> on impermeable and/or rigid surfaces like Yupo, aluminum sheets, wooden
>> painting boards ect. ect... This product is also interesing for gumoil,
>> since gumoil is done with oil paints on paper -> which is not a good
>> combination for those who like / want longevity with their works. If I
>> can
>> print on wood I want to try gumoils. (Have tried with paper, got
>> interesting / promising results but didn't like the oil stain on the
>> back
>> of the paper at all!)
>> See the product page here: http://tinyurl.com/3s3w9e (read to bottom)
>> Has anyone used this (or any similar) product before? I'm still highly
>> interested in printing on impermeable media like Yupo or aluminum sheets
>> -
>>  giving me five important advantages: 1. cheaper price (Fabriano
>> Artistico
>> is quite expensive to me compared to Yupo or aluminum sheets), 2.
>> dimensional stability (no shrinking step / no registration problems), 3.
>> quick drying (faster working), 4. easier reusability in case of bummers
>> (you can be harsh while erasing with Yupo / aluminum and such), 5.
>> better
>> longevity compared to paper - but haven't found a reliable / easy to me
>> method. Keith, I envy your ability and patience in printing on aluminum!
>> Any suggestions for / experience with similar products?
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Loris.